Eleventh Five Year Plan Targets


Strengthen the General Hospitals, Community Health Centres and Primary Health Centres to cater to the need of growing population with adequate specialists, General Duty Medical Officers and Para Medical Staff.  Sophisticated equipments will also be procured for Hospitals / Dispensaries.  Grant-in-Aid will be released to various health educational institutions such as Government Medical college, Mother Teresa Institute of Health Sciences and Mahatma Gandhi Dental college & Hospital for further expansion.


The maternal mortality rate in Puducherry is the lowest in India (current level 0.15).  Efforts is taken to ensure that pregnant women would get at least four ante-natal checkups during the pregnancy.  To give more attention on the pregnant women and children, a separate Women and children Hospital under construction at Ellaipillaichavadi, Puducherry will be inaugurated during 2007-08.


In the treatment of tuberculosis, conversion rate more than 90% and cure rate more than 90% is being achieved.  To control the incidence of Filarial and Malarial diseases, Anti larval activities and Surveillance activities for early diagnosis of case is carried on.


  Financial assistance to the below poverty line (BPL) families is being continued for supporting treatment for life threatening diseases / illness under the scheme “Puducherry Medical Relief Society for Poor”.


  A Health Insurance Scheme will be commissioned initially in outlying regions of Mahe and Yanam. Tender has been called for and finalization process is going on.